Outstanding Partners of the Year Award

NISD schools should submit at least four (4) nominations, one in each category or one or more in the same category. Judges will correct category placement if needed. Non-campus-based programs are also encouraged to nominate outstanding partners.


2020 Outstanding Partners of the Year


NISD Salutes its School, Business, and Community Partners


In an unusual school year, Northside ISD celebrated its Outstanding Partners of the Year through a Zoom phone call and specially made signs recognizing eight Partners and two NISD Legends. 


Schools annually recognize Campus Partners-of-the-Year in four categories: Outstanding Business or Community Organization, Outstanding Mentor or Individual, Outstanding Coordinator, and Outstanding Partnership Program. The event is usually held in conjunction with FineArt Fest, a display of student artwork.


This year’s event was postponed until recently and along with the District wide Outstanding Partners of the Year being recognized, two NISD Legends were announced. The new category recognized an individual and a company who went above and beyond during the current health crisis. 


Outstanding Coordinator:

Linda Venezie  (Krueger ES)

Audrey Ethridge (Marshall Law & Medical Sciences School)


Outstanding Business or Community Organization:

Texas Materials (Aue ES) 

Ancira Winton Chevrolet ( Holmes and O’Connor HS and NSITE) 


Outstanding Partnership Program:

Passmore Parent Volunteer Program (Passmore ES) 

The Ecumenical Center (The Reddix Center) 


Outstanding Mentor or Individual:

Jim “Gator Jim” Henderson (Aue ES) 

Calvin Buchholtz (Jay HS and Jay Science & Engineering Academy) 


NISD Legends: 

Eddie Benavides (Mireles ES) 

Firstmark Credit Union (District wide) 


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